Welcome to Arch Street Presbyterian Church (ASPC)!
ASPC is enjoying a season of rebirth and renewal. Rich in history, we are boldly forging our future for which we know God is preparing us. We imagine a rich and varied life of worship, reflection and study. We are committed to forming deep relationships with people at every stage of life and extend welcome to all.
ASPC is a Christian church committed to this city. We believe we are called to show Christ’s love for its people through our work, our prayer, and our generosity—all of which springs forth from our gratitude for the powerful ways God has been at work in our lives. We invite you to join us on our journey. We hope you will visit this site often and consider ways in which ASPC can be a place of nourishment for your heart, your spirit and your intellect. Below is more information about our weekly worship and information on how to find us in the city. May God’s love surround you.
~Bill Golderer, Pastor
Who is welcome?
ASPC is a community of welcome for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities, economic classes, and cultures. You will find in our community an incredible variety of people who have come together in worship.
When is worship?
10:45AM on Sundays
How do I get to ASPC?
See our location and directions page.
Where do I park?
Stop inside for a placard (on back table in the sanctuary) to place on your windshield and take advantage of the FREE PARKING available on the West side of 18th Street, between Arch and Cherry Streets. This arrangement is on Sundays from 9 am—6 pm. There is also reduced rate parking available in the Kennedy House parking garage (1901 JFK Blvd). Please see a greeter for a sticker, which is to be placed on the back of your ticket. This will entitle you to evening parking from 4 pm to 2 am, and 12 hour parking on the weekends for a flat rate of $7.
What about the kids?
Children are always welcome in worship with parents or caregivers. A nursery is available for young children, and educational programming is provided for children ages 2 and up. There is a time in the service when children are invited to attend age-focused play and learning each Sunday.
What does the church believe?
Arch Street Presbyterian church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). A summary of Presbyterian beliefs, emphases, and history is available here.
How does the church serve the broader community?
Arch Street Presbyterian Church is committed to being a positive force in Center City Philadelphia. The church currently prioritizes outreach efforts to address hunger, homelessness, and education in Philadelphia. This outreach takes the form of service projects, advocacy, financial giving, and encouragement. Our key partners include Broad Street Ministry, the Arch Street Preschool, Beacon, the St. James School, and the Christian Association at UPenn.